Posted by: Larry Hoekman | December 9, 2014

Christmas – Jesus is not . . .

Day 1908:  Today will focus on names or titles that The Reason for the Season is NOT!!!

Scripture:  Jesus responded to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Matthew 16:15

Thoughts/questions:  What Jesus is NOT!!!  Santa Claus – Although Jesus gives us many gifts, it is not in response to a list of ‘Please God, give me this or that.’  Jesus meets our needs not our wants.  He loves us regardless if we’ve been bad or good, and our actions are not done to impress Him and win His favor, but are in response to His love and sacrifice.

Although He could be called a prophet, Jesus was a different heavenly messenger – the Son of God!  His name is not a curse word or an expression to be used when angry.  No, at His name, EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue confess that He is Lord!

Some call Him a crazed lunatic.  This would be close to the truth if He were not actually who He claimed to be!  And some call Him a deluded liar – another true statement if He were not God’s Son.

“But who do you say that I am?”  

Suggested Prayer:  Jesus, may I daily seek to know who You really are more intimately . . .

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